Why is the Home Ministry (KDN) prolonging the issue?? Is it for political reasons? What does it take for the KDN to be satisfied with the STAR’s explanation that it was a honest mistake to publish Erykah Badu’s photo with her tatoo of the word ‘Allah’ in Arabic on her chest. Must heads roll? Whose heads? Surely not the big boss (es) !!
Surely an honest mistake must be given another chance? Funny, the MCA champions rights of “gamblers and drunkards” but they don’t seem to speak out for journalists/ editors under their payroll. Must they run to Umno president and Prime Minister Najib Razak to beg for mercy? Will the PM intervene this time?
Malaysians have been punished enough for the STAR’s oversight. Badu’s concert was cancelled last minute and surely this had hurt the “sensitivities” of her thousands of fans in Malaysia. But who cares about you right? Unless you fit in the political equation.
So, will Najib have pity on the STAR? Or will he, like those guys in KDN (Umno Ministers), stand firm and try to show that they are as serious in “defending Islam” as much or more than their rivals, PAS?
We’ll see in a few days…but if STAR gets the suspensions, will we as journalists, come together and protest in support of their freedom? So many questions, too little answers.
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